Cathrine Erichsen

Thoroughbred racing trainer



Svensk Galopp

POWERPLAY (NOR) br g 2017

Power - Peryzat / Mastercraftsman

Owned by: Stall Power Play   |   Bred by: K O Arnesen & Black Moon Breeding

Winner of Brukseier Eyvind Lyches Minneløp 2020

Son of an Irish 2,000 Guines (G1) winner out of a daughter of an Irish 2,000 Guineas (G1) winner.

Half-brother to the smart UK national hunt performer Let Me Be

Powerplay /

Eyvind Lyches Minneløp

Powerplay's valuable maiden breaker

16 Jul 20: There's hardly anything wrong with needing three starts before you break your maiden - and when that first win comes in a prestigious stakes event, well, then there is certainly nothing wrong with taking such a path to the winners' enclosure. Powerplay, a three-year-old son of Irish 2,000 Guineas (G1) winner Power, had two runs under his best when going for Brukseier Eyvind Lyches Minneløp on this excellent Thursday card. He had made good progress from his unplaced debut to a nice third place finish second time out, and the improvement continued as he won the  1980 metres long 'Lyches' - taking the race by 2 1/4 lengths from Mikimi, with Neridiane back in third. Manuel Martinez gave the favourite a lovely ride, placing Powerplay in fourth place early on, then pushing him up to second going around the home turn, before getting into a fight with Mikima, who he left in his wake shortly after passing the furlong-marker. Like his stable companion Purple Ace, a sharp juvenile winner just over an hour later, Powerplay was bred by Knut O. Arnesen and Black Moon Breeding. His dam, Peryzat, is a daughter on champion Mastercraftsman - who was also a winner of the Irish 2,000 Guineas (G1). GS


Good efforts in Sweden

Powerplay third, Tinolo fourth

22 Jun 20: Cathrine sent two runners to Gothenburg in Sweden on Sunday. They were both beaten but Cathrine says that she was very pleased with their efforts. "There were positives to take from both runs", she says, "I am never happy to be beaten but these two really did well in defeat. Tinolo is high in the handicap now and hardly ever runs a bad race, while Powerplay is learning". 

Tinolo did not get the best of runs in the Fred Armstrong Cup over 2200 metres, but he finished a game fourth, beaten 3 lengths by the winner, Powerpoint, to whom he was conceding 5kg. Nora Hagelund Holm partnered Tinolo. The inexperienced three-year-old Powerplay ran third to Sir Macken in a maiden event, a race also staged over 2200 metres, and he improved significantly from his unplaced debut run over 1370 metres at Øvrevoll earlier this month. Ridden by Manuel Martinez, Powerplay shaped with great promise here. The step up in distance clearly suited this homebred son of Irish 2,000 Guineas winner Power and it will be interesting to see what he can accomplish in coming months.